Witness the Staircase to the Moon
Watch as the blue waters turn dark, the sun sets and the huge moon hangs low to create a unique optical illusion.
April 17, 2023
This lunar event only happens two to three days a month between March and October. The Staircase to the Moon takes place when the full moon rises over the tidal flats of Roebuck Bay, making a 'staircase' of light stepping up out of the rippling exposed mudflats. It's a magical natural phenomenon. Watch as the blue waters turn dark, the sun sets and the huge moon hangs low to create a unique optical illusion. Remember to bring your best camera to capture the sight in all its glory.
There are numerous local venues and vantage points from which to view the Staircase to the Moon, so you're sorted if you want to kick back and take it in over dinner and a cocktail, maybe enjoying some live entertainment. Town Beach is still one of the best spots to catch this remarkable phenomenon, and also a bit of local culture with the Staircase to the Moon Night Markets. Try local produce, grab some street food from vendors, pick up local handicraft souvenirs and listen to the buskers.
Top image: Tourism Western Australia.
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